Pest Control Safety Precautions

Introducing pest control products around your home can be pretty intimidating at first. There is quite a negative connotation surrounding the word “pesticides.” Still, much like everything in our world, science has evolved dramatically. Pesticides created today are nothing like what they use to target pests, handling, and their chemical makeup.

Modern pest control product’s intent is specific to the pests they target. Our research on bugs, their biological functions, and behavior has allowed scientists to pinpoint their product designs. Targeting specific pests reduces a significant amount of risk to us, the consumers, the applicator, and the environment.

However, there are still precautions we all have to take when we are trying to control pests in and around our homes. Unfortunately, pest control isn’t as straightforward as it seems, and to be truly useful, we still have to be all hands-on.

Knowing when and where to apply pesticides is what the A-1 Bonded Termite team does best. We thrive at performing a pest control service that not only delivers results but comforts any potential health and safety concerns you may have. Let the A-1 team show you how to safely and effectively get a hold of your pest problems.

Product Application

Contrary to popular belief, pesticides don’t need to be applied everywhere to eliminate an issue. Finding harborage points, entry points, and locating majority pest activity is the first step in a safe pest control treatment. Knowing the pest activity is essential because the A-1 technician can determine a plan to treat the pests lingering around your home.

Knowing how a product works is the next step to having a successful application. You can then figure out where the best place is depending on the activity. Instead of taking the approach of spraying everywhere, having a surgical procedure to product application will not only yield better results with the least amount of product, but it’s safer!

We want to use the least amount of product to help reduce exposure, forcing us to be more precise. Technicians will also help you identify the potential hotspots around your home and tips you can incorporate around your home to prevent future activity.

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Pet Safety

We love our pet companions as much as you do, and we want them to be safe. We treat your pets and family as if they were ours, which means we wouldn’t use anything around them that we wouldn’t feel comfortable using around ours.

These rules don’t just apply to cats and dogs; it extends to pet companions of any kind! Pets are a necessary part of our families, but unfortunately, they can be an excellent host for some pests. We will advise you of precautions you can help us make depending on the type of pet.

It’s always best to let the technician servicing your home know what type of pets you have because there are certain products that specific animals might be a little more sensitive around. If we know this, we can figure out another easy solution that will be just as effective, if not more effective, than the original plan!

Safety Precautions for You

Hiring a pest service to service your home shouldn’t be something you have to worry about always. The products we choose to apply around your home are some of the same products used in hospitals and professional business offices.

Our technicians will advise you of each visit’s safety precautions and let you know of any extra protection you need to take. Different pests may require other products or treatment methods, which may come with a few additional safety steps that they can easily walk you through.

Each product has a label filled with safety information, safety requirements, directions for its application, and minimum application requirements. The technician will act only how the label states help reduce how much of the product is applied.

Products are most safe to be around once they’ve completely dried, and often that depends on the weather. When there’s warmer weather than the product dries faster, but sometimes in the colder months, it takes a little bit longer to dry.

Technicians have a minimum level of pest control safety precautions they have to take, ranging from proper amounts of PPE to techniques they use to reduce their exposure to the products.

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Managing Expectations

Pest control can sometimes require a lot out of you, depending on the type of infestation and size. When there’s a bad enough infestation, the treatment process can become quite invasive and comes with a little bit of prep work from you.

Our team will give you a checklist that will provide detailed instructions on what you need to do around your home to get the most out of your treatment. It’s imperative that we set the standard and help you in every way possible, even if it includes a walkthrough to ensure everything is thoroughly prepared.

 

A-1’s Safety Assurance

The safety of our customers and technicians comes first above all. To deliver industry-leading service, we not only have to do away with your pest problem, but we also have to make sure you and your family and the environment are safe in the process.

Pest control has carried a certain stigma for a long time, but rest assured that the negativity is gone with the vast amount of research invested. The industry is always looking for the newest and safest product. Modern technology has helped develop some safe and effective results.

If you have any questions about what other pest control safety precautions we take, please feel free to contact us or give us a call at 714-502-9230. We will gladly walk you through a treatment process, the products we use, and even how much of it we will use!

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